Bethel Heights Pinot Gris 2006

Pinot Gris/Grigio from Willamette Valley, Oregon

Price: $19.79
Item No. 92607
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Winemaker's Notes

This Pinot Gris comes from several vineyard sites. Bethel Heights, Elton, and Lewman are all in the Eola Hills region of the Willamette Valley. Del Rio is in the Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon. The Willamette Valley provides brightness and purity of fruit; Southern Oregon fruit gives a more lush, often floral note to the final wine. The wine was fermented cold, exclusively in stainless steel, and finished without malolactic fermentation.

Rich aromas of peach, apple, tropical fruits, hints of orange zest. On the palate citrus gives way to stone fruits, and firm acidity provides balance and a crisp, dry finish.

Pinot Gris is an excellent choice for almost any first course you may choose. Its bright, crisp flavors are an inviting palate cleanser, pairing well with a light soup, or lightly spiced Thai dishes featuring shrimp or pork. It is excellent with richer fish, such as salmon and halibut balanced by the acidity yet ripe flavors of the wine. Pinot Gris is versatile with pork, chicken, and even duck seared and served with greens as a lighter salad entrée.

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Learn About Bethel Heights Map ItMap It

Planted between 1977 and 1979, Bethel Heights was one of the first vineyards in the Eola Hills, a chain of hills in the center of Oregon's Willamette Valley. The estate winery was established in 1984 and currently produces 10,000 cases of wine annually, most of which still comes from the 50 acre estate vineyard. Bethel Heights specializes in Pinot Noir, but also produces Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc.

Learn About Willamette Valley

(will-AAM-it) Named for the river that runs through the valley from Portland to Eugene, Willamette Valley is home to some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in the Northwest. While along the same north/south line as Seattle, the Willamette Valley is protected from Pacific rains by the Coast Range on the western border and the Cascade Ranges to the east. Though sunshine is...

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Learn About Pinot Gris/Grigio

Pinot Gris/Grigio(PEE-noh gree/GREE-jee-oh) While Pinot Grigio is in fact the same grape as Pinot Gris (just the Italian take on it), the differences of wine they create can be immense. Pinot Gris' most popular and successful region is Alsace, France, an area of the country that actually puts the name of the grape on the label. Pinot Grigio is the Italian version of the grape,...

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